Send to

Choose Destination
J Adolesc Health. 2006 Nov;39(5):761-3. Epub 2006 Jul 10.

Substance use and sexual risk behavior among South African eighth grade students.

Author information

Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA.


We examined the covariation of substance use and various sexual behaviors in 2204 students from one area of South Africa. There was an association between lifetime substance use and both sexual activity and certain sexual risk behaviors. At the most recent sexual encounter, there was an association between substance use and being unfamiliar with one's sexual partner, but no association between substance use and condom use.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center